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Newcastle United scouts circling Sunderland youngsters Joel Asoro and Josh Maja

Sunderland youngsters Josh Maja and Joel Asoro.
Sunderland youngsters Josh Maja and Joel Asoro.

Newcastle United have been rumoured to have sent scouts to cast an eye over Sunderland duo Joel Asoro and Josh Maja.

Asoro (18) and Maja (19) are out of contract next summer and Sunderland have offered them new long-term deals to starve off suitors.

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman has already warned the pair that they risk their career if they join another club and only play Under-23 competitive football.

However, with Arsenal and Watford also rumoured to be interested in the pair, so it could well be that the youngsters are advised to quit Wearside.